In-game date: 12/27-1/2
At midnight, the group opens up the portal. Several of the new members question where all the gold came from. Hal gets a new arm of Ing and converts to Ing.
Razzo convinces Varia to invest in his cybernetics venture and Orlaaz decides to build a garage in Silotown. The mayor of Smoked Clam village talks to them. Mentions that a guy named Alistair was heading to the mountains. We eat his clams. Mentions that Smoked Clam village is 14 squares NE on the coast. He was headed to mountains and saw some angelic-looking monsters. They decide to save one more town in Stonehan and then head to Alistair’s location.
Razzo does a sweet wheelie.
The next morning, they travel. During the night, they see rocky desert as far to the north and east as can be seen. Razzo attempts to capture some ghosts, and captures a vulture instead. He rejoices. Jesse from the Fire Guild in Dogtown, they worship a tree and drink it’s sap. It heals all ailments and even regrows limbs. Also causes hallucinations. He mentions that he’ll be able to get some help for Silotown.
1/1 dawns. Razzo captures a warrior ghost. Sanura sips the sap, she starts having some interesting hallucinations.
1/2 dawns. Razzo believes that she is having two sets of thoughts going at the same time. They make it to the mountain range and see a huge waterfall with the town of Ponce surrounding it. They come across something kicking up dust. Seems like a line of ants. They want sugar. Sanura randomly sings about sugar and starts swinging her sword wildly. Ants wither, get smashed, get charred and melted, and such.
They see a man with a wagon drawn by two majestic stallions. He is crazy tall, wearing a leather unitard and a polearm. He has a big head and small horns with golden horncaps. He claims to have sugar. The ants take the sugar wagon. They no longer seem hostile. Razzo begins dancing and the mysterious cowman, Dakota, joins them. They head to Ponce, a bunch of white-robed people surround a pool of water.